The Han Nefkens Fashion Award 2012 goes to Rejina Pyo (South Korea). Rejina Pyo recently gained an MA in women’s wear from Central Saint Martins in London. Her graduate collection uniquely combined fluid forms of female garments with those of wooden totem sculptures carried by the models on the catwalk, creating a distinctive atmosphere. Colors, volumes and various textures of materials are combined in a narrative structure where the pagan element is vivid. Rejina’s work has been presented in various magazines such as AnOther Magazine
and Vogue Italia
, while she has taken part in London Fashion Week. Rejina’s unique creations have been included in the exhibition ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion
at the Benaki Museum, Athens. Vassilis Zidianakis, director of Atopos and curator of this exhibition, recommended her to the Han Nefkens Fashion Award jury consisting of Penny Martin, Viktor & Rolf, José Teunissen and Han Nefkens. The commissioned work that is part of the award will be presented in September 2012 in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.